December 12th is our son, Jeremy's, birthday and this year he turned 38. He was born a bit before his estimated due date but that had nothing to do with him being born with Down Syndrome. He has been a true gift to this family!!!
December 17th is my birthday and since it was on a Saturday this year and I had opportunity to do so, I just took myself and my little canine friend, Bramble, and went putzing and poking around. Stopped in my favorite shops, had lunch at "The Farm Bistro", took a couple walks in the park (weather unseasonably warm). Then picked Bill up and we had a yummy pizza at Dolores River Brewery . . and shared a lovely dessert made by Angie.
December 19th is my in-laws wedding anniversary. My father-in-law, Sam, is in heaven, having gone home in August of 2007. My mother-in-law, Caroline is living and well in an assisted living home in Tucson, Arizona. I still think of them and their years together . . . and we miss Sam a lot!
Of course, DECEMBER 25th is Christmas and the reminder of the birth of our LORD and SAVIOR!!! What a birthday to remember and celebrate.!!!! HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR!!
December 28th is our (Bill and me) wedding anniversary. This year we celebrated 43 years. Our daughter, Robin was home and I got up and made a yummy, more-elaborate-than-usual breakfast for everyone. Robin cooked us a yummy and fun "Diner Dinner" that evening. I'm thankful for Bill!!
December 31st is our daughter and son-in-law's, Robin and Jim, wedding anniversary. They celebrated 7 years. Robin was driving back home on the day while Jim was at home in Glendale . . . well, actually he was doing a 20 mile training run for a marathon. So, I believe it was dinner together after Robin got home and Jim was back too.
So, December is past, 2011 is also past and we start a new month and a new year, 2012. I know that the Lord has many more opportunities in store for us in this new year!!!!
|Jeremy and Robin . . . our beautiful children, who are now adults|
|Well, ya' gotta be able to goof around once in a while!|
|Bill and me . . . 43 years married!|
|And, then we added our doggie friend, Bramble . . . she's such a sweetie|